Felicity Callard writes:
We are delighted to have heard that our Centre for Medical Humanities blog has been ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2014 UK Blog Awards in the Health (Organisation) category.
This means that the CMH blog is one of the top three organisational health blogs in the UK (no mean feat, given that we are humanities focussed and facing!). As far as we can determine, the CMH blog and a blog from the London School of Economics were the only academic blogs to be a ‘winner’ or ‘highly commended’ in this year’s awards.
Dr Angela Woods deserves enormous credit for being the founding editor of the blog, and doing such an extraordinary job in nurturing and building the blog over a number of years. She has demonstrated extraordinary curatorial skills, a canny ability to encourage a very wide range of people to take the leap into creating blog posts for our blog, and great acuity in figuring out exactly how and why a medical humanities blog might be a key tool in shaping the field of medical humanities nationally and internationally.
More recently, Dr William Viney (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of English Studies, and Postdoctoral Fellow in CMH), Ben Kasstan (PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology and CMH) and I have joined Angela as editors. Will has done, amongst many other things, a wonderful job in reinvigorating the look, feel and structure of the website, and Ben has been a dynamo of energy in carving out the blog’s expertise in reviewing books as well as in other encouraging other forms of commentary and debate.
We would also like to thank all of you – our contributors, commenters and readers – both for making the blog such a vibrant space of discussion, commentary, critique and debate and for helping us, a few months ago, reach the 2014 UK Blog Awards shortlist by voting for us a few months ago!